Category Archives: Life Lessons

Understanding Your Options When You’re Dealing with a Poor Credit Score

Remember back in highschool how you feared what your failing grades on your report card would mean for your college acceptance? Well unfortunately, you may experience a similar sense of dread if you have a bad credit score, as poor credit reports can limit your financial future. However, understanding the implications of bad credit can […]

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5 Things to Know About Your Credit Score

Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your finances, and it can affect many of the things that occur in your life. If you’re having a hard time figuring out what your credit score means or just how critical it is in your life, here are five things to know about […]

Read the full article »

Quit Your Bad Money Habits Today

If you stay up all night worrying about your bills, debt, and expenses, there’s a chance that you may have fallen into a bad money habit. Whether you’re spending more than you earn, calculating outrageous budgets, or taking out payday loans for non emergency purposes, these are all mistakes that could be contributing to your […]

Read the full article »

Your Online Reputation Could be Your Biggest Asset

As a business owner, maintaining your reputation and good standing should be of major concern. You wouldn’t dream of having others see an in-store altercation between one of your employees and a customer would you? Of course not! In fact, you would probably do anything in your power to prevent this from happening. By the […]

Read the full article »

Is It The Right Time To Buy A Home?

Refinancing rates have gone through a steady state of turmoil in the last few months. After dropping to all new lows month over month, increasing economic data has begun to show that they have an upward trend that may only continue in the next few years. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) predicts a heavy downward […]

Read the full article »

How Being Physically Fit Helps Improve Personal Finance

There’s no doubt about it, proper diet and plenty of exercise leads to a improved quality of life. But in addition to the obvious health benefits, eating less and working out more can actually help you save a decent amount of money as well. Just consider the following five ways such a switch to a […]

Read the full article »

8 Ways to Save Money and Be Healthier This Year

There are any number of reasons you could have for wanting to save money. Perhaps you’re saving for a honeymoon, a new computer, adjustable rate mortgage loans or ARM mortgages. Many people are simply looking to square away money for future savings. Either way, there are many simple strategies to build for the future in […]

Read the full article »

A New Program to Aid Students for Life After College

Westwood College is preparing students for their careers by introducing its new Employment PledgeSM program, available to new students.  Eligible students who have not found employment six months after graduation will receive help with their bills from Westwood College for up to six months. “The Employment Pledge is a first-of-its-kind program that reinforces our commitment […]

Read the full article »

Choosing a Degree Program that will Actually Support You

The job market is terrible, and it really doesn’t seem as if it is going to show any significant growth in the upcoming months. This isn’t what many students who are about to either start their degree programs or return to their current studies want to hear. In fact, many current students are beginning to […]

Read the full article »

How to Make Ends Meet Once the Benefits Run Out

If you were laid off months ago, your unemployment benefits might be almost out. In the interim you better be prepared for when the well runs dry. Fortunately so long as you have a home computer and access to the Internet, there are a variety of ways you can earn enough income to get through […]

Read the full article »

Perfect Vision Without Breaking the Bank

Your sight is an essential component to your enjoyment of life – seeing your child play, enjoying the theater, looking into a loved one’s eyes. Therefore, when eyesight begins to fade, you need to view the purchasing of eyeglasses as an investment – buying into life and its visual beauty. Having said this, the investment […]

Read the full article »

Cost Benefits and Deficits of Paycheck Advances

You’ve probably noticed a lot of companies advertising on TV, Radio, and the Internet for cash advances. This industry has grown quite a bit in recent years and is a new approach to an old idea. These cash advances are used by consumers to get money that is intended to be repaid when the borrower […]

Read the full article »

Trading Off: Comparing Trade School and College

For many people it’s been tough finding a job. The most traditional way, for education, in the past has been by attaining a liberal arts or business degree but the vast majority of jobs lost in the most recent economic downturn were in these sectors. An estimated 7.9 million jobs were lost since 2008 when […]

Read the full article »

Financial Lessons to be Learned from Online Poker

Most people assume that playing online poker is a frivolous activity that is actually counterintuitive to good financial practices.  This isn’t necessarily the case.  There are actually good lessons to be learned from playing online poker, as both investing and online poker have quite a few parallels.  There are great lessons to be learned, including: […]

Read the full article »

Mastering the Art of Being Resourceful

As human beings, we are extremely adaptable and, throughout history, have managed to do amazing things with very little. However, this resourcefulness seems to have been lost along the way. Where our grandparents would plant a garden if food was scarce and make sure to use every little bit of a chicken to make sure […]

Read the full article »

Category Archives: Life Lessons

Understanding Your Options When You’re Dealing with a Poor Credit Score

Remember back in highschool how you feared what your failing grades on your report card would mean for your college acceptance? Well unfortunately, you may experience a similar sense of dread if you have a bad credit score, as poor credit reports can limit your financial future. However, understanding the implications of bad credit can […]

Read the full article »

5 Things to Know About Your Credit Score

Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your finances, and it can affect many of the things that occur in your life. If you’re having a hard time figuring out what your credit score means or just how critical it is in your life, here are five things to know about […]

Read the full article »

Quit Your Bad Money Habits Today

If you stay up all night worrying about your bills, debt, and expenses, there’s a chance that you may have fallen into a bad money habit. Whether you’re spending more than you earn, calculating outrageous budgets, or taking out payday loans for non emergency purposes, these are all mistakes that could be contributing to your […]

Read the full article »

Your Online Reputation Could be Your Biggest Asset

As a business owner, maintaining your reputation and good standing should be of major concern. You wouldn’t dream of having others see an in-store altercation between one of your employees and a customer would you? Of course not! In fact, you would probably do anything in your power to prevent this from happening. By the […]

Read the full article »

Is It The Right Time To Buy A Home?

Refinancing rates have gone through a steady state of turmoil in the last few months. After dropping to all new lows month over month, increasing economic data has begun to show that they have an upward trend that may only continue in the next few years. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) predicts a heavy downward […]

Read the full article »

How Being Physically Fit Helps Improve Personal Finance

There’s no doubt about it, proper diet and plenty of exercise leads to a improved quality of life. But in addition to the obvious health benefits, eating less and working out more can actually help you save a decent amount of money as well. Just consider the following five ways such a switch to a […]

Read the full article »

8 Ways to Save Money and Be Healthier This Year

There are any number of reasons you could have for wanting to save money. Perhaps you’re saving for a honeymoon, a new computer, adjustable rate mortgage loans or ARM mortgages. Many people are simply looking to square away money for future savings. Either way, there are many simple strategies to build for the future in […]

Read the full article »

A New Program to Aid Students for Life After College

Westwood College is preparing students for their careers by introducing its new Employment PledgeSM program, available to new students.  Eligible students who have not found employment six months after graduation will receive help with their bills from Westwood College for up to six months. “The Employment Pledge is a first-of-its-kind program that reinforces our commitment […]

Read the full article »

Choosing a Degree Program that will Actually Support You

The job market is terrible, and it really doesn’t seem as if it is going to show any significant growth in the upcoming months. This isn’t what many students who are about to either start their degree programs or return to their current studies want to hear. In fact, many current students are beginning to […]

Read the full article »

How to Make Ends Meet Once the Benefits Run Out

If you were laid off months ago, your unemployment benefits might be almost out. In the interim you better be prepared for when the well runs dry. Fortunately so long as you have a home computer and access to the Internet, there are a variety of ways you can earn enough income to get through […]

Read the full article »

Perfect Vision Without Breaking the Bank

Your sight is an essential component to your enjoyment of life – seeing your child play, enjoying the theater, looking into a loved one’s eyes. Therefore, when eyesight begins to fade, you need to view the purchasing of eyeglasses as an investment – buying into life and its visual beauty. Having said this, the investment […]

Read the full article »

Cost Benefits and Deficits of Paycheck Advances

You’ve probably noticed a lot of companies advertising on TV, Radio, and the Internet for cash advances. This industry has grown quite a bit in recent years and is a new approach to an old idea. These cash advances are used by consumers to get money that is intended to be repaid when the borrower […]

Read the full article »

Trading Off: Comparing Trade School and College

For many people it’s been tough finding a job. The most traditional way, for education, in the past has been by attaining a liberal arts or business degree but the vast majority of jobs lost in the most recent economic downturn were in these sectors. An estimated 7.9 million jobs were lost since 2008 when […]

Read the full article »

Financial Lessons to be Learned from Online Poker

Most people assume that playing online poker is a frivolous activity that is actually counterintuitive to good financial practices.  This isn’t necessarily the case.  There are actually good lessons to be learned from playing online poker, as both investing and online poker have quite a few parallels.  There are great lessons to be learned, including: […]

Read the full article »

Mastering the Art of Being Resourceful

As human beings, we are extremely adaptable and, throughout history, have managed to do amazing things with very little. However, this resourcefulness seems to have been lost along the way. Where our grandparents would plant a garden if food was scarce and make sure to use every little bit of a chicken to make sure […]

Read the full article »